New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
IWeek of the Young Child observed by NBHS class
This year, the students of the New Braunfels High School teen parenting classes have been completing projects at the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels to earn memberships for their families. From left to right, Children’s Museum Exhibits Coordinator Julie Swift and NBHS students Beatrice Cruz and Adam Torres cut shapes out of magnetic material. The students and their classmates worked on the exhibit created for the Week of the Young Child, April 23-29. The colored plastic film and magnetic materials used for the project were donated by Oasis. The VIP, or Very Important Parents, program strives to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and help teen parents continue their educations.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDTNBISD_|__Sensational secretarial staff applauded
NBISD students and staff are off
Friday, May 5
Holly Gruwell and And! Horne examine materials from the Mountain Valley Elementary School playground
Earth Day at Mountain Valley Elementary
For Earth Day 199S, fifth grade students at Mountain Valley Elementary School studied recycling, cleaned up their environment, and established new recycling procedures for their school.
“Our objective is to increase the students* awareness of recycling and what can and cannot be recycled,”
Amy Eppes, fifth grade teacher, said.
Students began by collecting materials on the school’s playground.
Items were first sorted into groups: plastic, aluminum, paper, glass, and styrofoam.
“After the material is sorted, students will determine the answers to several questions,” Linda Faught, fifth grade teacher said.
“They must determine what materials we have the most of, then how each material could be recycled,”
“Our class took a vote and thought we would find more paper than anything else. But we’re surprised that there are so many random types of items," Eppes said.
lf something was found that could not be recycled, students were asked to determine what recyclable materials could have been used by the manufacturer for the product.
‘’Students became very enthusiastic and real advocates of recycling.
They made some immediate changes in our school and started many others,” Faught said.
They were very concerned because they quickly realized that land fills are going to be full with trash if we don't do something quick, Faught added.
Following their experiences outside, students took their enthusiasm for recycling to the school cafeteria.
Students had recyclable material bins placed in the cafeteria and improved aluminum can recycling procedures.
They were also asked to start a committee for the next school year to help determine how the school could improve its recycling program.
CHS’s Scott Hudnall goes to national competition
CISD photos by Don Clark
Fifth grade students (L R) Jessica Oakley, Tina Malder, Nicole Wilson, Lauren Owens, Shawna Watts, Jenny Ratliff, and Leslie Turner collect recyclable items as part of their class' Earth Day project.
Scott Hudnall, a CHS sophomore, advanced to national Health Occupation Students of America First Aid and Rescue competition by winning second place in Texas competition.
Hudnall was confronted with a minimum of two serious and several minor injuries on a live “patient."
He had to correctly determine the nature of the injury, then provide the appropriate medical aid, according to Janet Zeravica, CHS health occupations teacher.
He was also required to perform proper rescue breathing procedures on a manikin and call 911 to describe the each type of injury and his medical actions.
National competition will be in Louisville, Kentucky.
“All of our students are helping raise money so Scott can get to Louisville. We want to thank the community, and Jack in the Box, for their great assistance,” Zeravica said.
CISD photo by Don Clark
Scott Hudnall and Janet Zeravica, CHS health careers teacher. Hudnall advances to national First Aid and Rescue competition after winning second place in Texas competition.
Comal Elementary students receive awards
CISD photo by Don Clarjj
The American Heart Association presented awards of merit to Comal Elementary School student^ obtaining the highest amount of pledges for the school's Heart Association “Jump Rope for Heart” fun<J drive. Pictured (L-R) are Joe McElroy, Comal Elementary physical education teacher; Steward Gottsacke 4th grade; Cody Williams, 5th grade; Chris Jebens, 4th grade; Robert Skeen, 3rd grade; and Allyso Farrimond, American Heart Association representative Gottsacker was the high student in the school wit $300 in contributions. The school donated $4,688 to the Heart Association.
Although their office and organizational skills are very much appreciated, NBISD’s secretaries and clerks are also valued for their skills with people. Working with children, parents, other members of the public and with fellow employees, these professionals strive to competently handle feelings, as well as folders, files and faxes.
The district's secretarial staff was recognized with a luncheon Wednesday on National Secretary Appreciation Day. NBISD recognized the following people.
Lamar Primary: Marie Garza, secretary to the principal; and Jan Wingate, clerical assistant.
Lone Star Primary: Betty Council, secretary to the principal; and Jerri Brumbelow, clerical assistant.
Memorial Primary: Sandy Smith, secretary to the Principal; and Rosie Davila, clerical assistant.
Carl Schurz Elementary: Karen Forshage, secretary to the principal; and Henrietta Salazar, clerical assistant.
Memorial Elementary: Sylvia Moreno, secretary lo the principal; and Kay Doerfler, clerical assistant.
Seek Elementary: Cindy Carter, secretary to the principal; and Henrietta Castilleja, clerical assistant.
OakRun School: Deborah Lain, secretary to the principal; and Isabel Garza, clerical assistant.
New Braunfels Middle School: Brenda Baetgc, secretary to the principal; Becky Broeker, clerical assistant;
Carmen Flores, secretary to the counselors; Joan Slaughter, attendance clerk; and Erlinda Medina, In-School Suspension aidc/clcrk.
New Braunfels High School: Ema Sanchez, secretary to the principal; Darla Wright, receptionist; Pat Douglas, secretary/bookkeeper; Cindy Gore, pupil accountingclerk; Martha Sicrra-Miller, secretary to the counselors; and Dickie Guthrie, clerical assistant to the counselors.
Support Services: Debbie Baker, secretary.
School Nutrition: Esperanza Rodriguez, secretary.
The Education Center: Anna Ayala, receptionist; Nora Carrizales, special programs secretary; Elisa Jackson, payroll clerical assistant; Darline Moos, accounts payable clerk; Kristi Ponfick, personnel secretary; Virginia Preiss, bookkeeper/payroll clerk; Debbie Schlathcr, special education secretary; Sherry Schott, curriculum & instruction secretary; Diana Schrceler, adult/community/ vocational education secretary; Susan Slehlc, superintendent’s secretary; Sylvia Taylor, special education clerk; and Connie Waltispcrgcr, business office secretary.
Tax Office: Betsy Caldwell, deputy tax collector; Inez Howell, tax clerk; and Eva Sauccdo, secretary/tax clerk.
Transportation: Dianna Conley, secretary; and Jo Ann Sonlitncr, clerk/dispatcher.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Shown with their air and water-powered vehicle, and sea props from their competition, are state award winners Alison Damarodas, Chris Snider, Trey Taylor, Sarah Moscheau and Suzanne Fischer.
NBHS OM team wins state creativity award \
Competing in the “Odyssey of the Mind" program requires creativity for a passport, intelligence as a ticket and perseverance as the vehicle for travel.
The outstanding creativity of the New Braunfels High School "Odyssey of the Mind” team earned it a ticket lo the stale competition and the program's highest award for exceptional creativity.
Alison Damarodas, Chris Snider, Trey Taylor. Sarah Moscheau and Su/anne Fischer advanced from the regional meet to attend the state event earlier this month in Wichita Falls. There they won the Odyssey of the Mind Ranatra FuscaCreu'ivily Award. The award is given to a team or individuals who use extraordinary creativity in solving their event’s prob
lem. According to the OM guide, the competition encourages students to think creatively. The program itself is designed lo encourage students to take creative risks in solving problems. Sue cess is not a criterion for winning the award.
The team competed in the "Scientific Safari” problem. Their task was lo design, construct and drive a safari vehicle that was propelled by two types of power.
The vehicle had to leave one point, or camp, and be driven on a satan where it encountered animals. The team was asked to tag some animals, rescue an injured animal,collect a new animal species, relocate animals and slop poachers.
The NBHS team planned a sea
safari with a bicycle-like vehicle pow }■ ercd by pneumatics and hydraulics,J which earned points as being the twin power sources with the highest degree' of difficulty.
The time limit to complete the oh ^ jcctiveson the course during comped ' lion was eight minutes. The materials1 used in the competition could not ex
coed HOO. J
Parent coaches, such as Ron and Carol Snider, serve as advisors only to the team and do not actually work on the project. v
Team members and their parent! and coaches will be invited to lh! sch' h >1 b< mrd meet I rig < rn Tuesday. May lh at 7:30 p.m. The students will be recognized in the board room on tin second floor of The Education Center